There are numerous benefits to physically going out, walking into a record shop and buying records. Personally the most idea central to record collecting is that of serendipity. Soundcloud, the blogosphere, beatport and juno all have their benefits and to ignore them would be daft. Dependent on who you follow, like or have previously purchased you are generally fed a stream of music from artists that you already know. The beauty of walking into a record shop is the opportunity to break free of your ‘feeds’ and potentially hear something new (or old) that excites you and that you wouldn’t have found otherwise.
Walking into Underground Solushn in Edinburgh last week and hearing this on the system instantly grabbed my attention. Initial impressions were that this was a new production, but not so.
Saâda Bonaire were formed in Bremen, Germany and were a sultry disco / world music duo that never gained the recognition they deserve. The double LP re-issued by Captured Tracks doesn’t come cheap but is worth every penny. What’s interesting is their use of musicians from the local immigration centre and the Eastern flavours they infuse throughout. You can read more about the album in more detail on the Captured Tracks website (here). Anyway, below are a couple of picks from the album.
Just a quick reminder about our radio show, ‘Crucial und Fresh’ this evening. We will be broadcasting directly from Hoxton’s very own MeatMISSION, going live on MEATtransMISSION radio from 8pm. Expect an eclectic selection of our current favourites, both weird and wonderful, Saâda Bonaire included. Stream it here.